On January 14, 2020 mainstream support for Windows® 7 will end. This means that Microsoft® will consider Win 7 as End of Life (EOL) and discontinue all paid support, security updates, patches and other fixes. In other words any new vulnerabilities discovered after January 14, 2020 will not be fixed. If you’re lucky enough to be running Win 7 Professional (or an Enterprise edition) you will be able to purchase extended support – but everyone else will be out of luck.
Tom’s Tech Tip: Time for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to Turn on Their (Windows 10) Night Light
If you’re a busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultant you’ve probably worked late into the night on more than one occasion. In fact, you probably do it as a matter of course. It’s well known that the blue light from electronic devices such as laptops, monitors and phones can suppress melatonin production, affect your sleep and even contribute to health issues. This Tech Tip gives you an excuse to stay up late and improve your health. But it’s best to wait until after dark before implementing the steps below. Plus you’ll be able to see the differences as you work through it.
What do Word 2010, Office 365, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge all have in common? Simple, they make it easy to look up a word or phrase on the web. And they make it so simple you don’t have to copy and paste into a web browser’s search bar to do it.
Apple® Watches have quickly become ubiquitous. It seems like everyone owns one. You can use an Apple Watch for almost anything. I especially like the Dick Tracy-like ability to take phone calls. But there’s more to the Apple watch than texts, email and calendar alerts that Certified Legal Nurse Consultants can find useful. Here are 3 tips to mastering you Apple Watch:
I asked the CLNC® pros to recommend their favorite productivity apps for mobile devices. Together they shared 22 apps a busy CLNC consultant on the move can use:
Tom’s Tech Tip: Warning for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants: Summer’s Nearly Over and So May Be Your iPhone 6
There is a huge update coming to the Apple® iOS used on iPhones® and iPads® and, more likely than not, it’s due out in September. Warning for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants who have iPhones – with iOS version 13, updates and support for iPhones 5 and 6 will be discontinued. Of course you’ll be able to continue to use your old iPhones and iPads, but some of the apps won’t update and the system will seem clunky.
Tom’s Tech Tip: How to Clear Formatting in Microsoft Word – Made Easy for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
Word has lots of little hidden and not so hidden tricks. One of my favorites is the “clear formatting” button. I’ve often copied text from other documents or from a website and when I’ve pasted it into my Word document the source formatting comes along with it. You can use the Paste button and click on the Keep Text Only option, but that doesn’t always work. So what’s a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to do to keep from having to do a lot of reformatting on her legal nurse consulting work product?
Few things frighten me more than the thought of losing my laptop. By “losing” I mean not just the sudden, heart-stopping failure of a critical part – such as the hard drive or video card – but also the physical loss. Enough about nearly groundless fears (for now).
If you’re a busy legal nurse consultant who’s using Windows® 10 you’ve probably noticed that the “out of the box” installation is pretty noisy. It’s like babysitting a two-year-old. There are noises, or more properly sound alerts, when Windows goes to sleep, when it wakes, when programs open or close. Then there are noises for reminders, incoming email, outgoing email and, sometimes it seems, just random noises to amuse itself or whenever it feels neglected or ignored.
I love working with Windows® 10 (really) and have been discovering many of the little secrets that it contains. Short of buying Windows 10 for Dummies the best way for any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to learn how to use Win 10 is to just get your feet wet by playing with it.